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William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law to combine

On Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law signed an agreement to combine. The union will bring together two schools that have shaped Minnesota’s legal landscape for more than a combined 154 years, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem solving approach to legal education. Continue reading


Child protection symposium will address sexual abuse in the church and other institutions

The Child Protection Program, in partnership with Jeff Anderson ’75, will present an all-day symposium that will examine the complicated history and current situation surrounding sexual abuse in the church and other institutions. The symposium will be held on Friday, Apr. 17, in the William Mitchell Auditorium.

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Mitchell fundraising campaign exceeds $25 million goal

William Mitchell College of Law has successfully concluded its four-and-a-half year fundraising campaign—the largest in the college’s history—raising $25.5 million for scholarships, faculty, and innovation.

During the “If Not for Mitchell” Campaign, which ended Dec. 31, 2014, alumni set new records for giving, with alumni from 69 class years participating and donating 65 percent of the dollars raised. Continue reading


William Mitchell College of Law selects Mark Gordon as new president and dean

The Board of Trustees of William Mitchell College of Law today announced the appointment of Mark C. Gordon, a respected educator and innovator, as its new president and dean.

Gordon will begin as president and dean at William Mitchell on July 1, 2015, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in higher education and public service. He is currently president of Defiance College, a private, liberal arts college in Defiance, Ohio, and previously served as dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.  Continue reading

James Kuettner receives Student Award of Merit

Students and professors at William Mitchell know James Kuettner ’15 for his generosity, his warm and confident nature, and his incredible work ethic. Throughout his time in law school, the qualities his colleagues recognize in him have extended to his clinical work and to clients, making Kuettner the 2015 Student Award of Merit recipient for January.

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